My brother was served with this waiver not really sure what the CFTS stands for and will he do the whole time for will it be like two for one??
By waiver, I am assuming this was a waiver associated with a probation revocation matter. The CFTS stands for "credit for time served" meaning that if he has been in the jail on the probation revocation warrant for 10 days, he gets credit for that. If the jail gives two for one credit (and most due, but it is up to the jail and can be affected by his behavior), and he has been in jail for 60 days, he may be let out once he signs the waiver and everything is processed. In my cases, I prefer that the waiver say CFTS from ____, giving a certain date for the jail to see and be able to calculate how long they will keep him.See question
We are an LGBT couple. My girlfriend is pregnant and due in 2 months. The biological father is unknown. What are my options? We do not want to get married of we do not have to (last resort)
I agree with Mr. Ashman. Your best bet would be a step parent adoption, which would require you to be married. Otherwise, you are looking at a third party adoption, which usually requires the mother to surrender her rights, which you do not want to do. The problem Mr. Ashman is referring to is that the statute does not really fit the reality, so many judges will feel that they cannot grant what you are asking for. Others will view it as in the same light as letting a boyfriend who is not the biological father adopt, and simply will not do so without there being some familial relationship established through marriage.See question
I filed for Bankruptcy back in November and was notified of it being discharged, but I noticed on my Credit Report some said Bankruptcy chapter 7 account closed by credit grantor bankruptcy petition or petition fixed rate. What does that mean?
Creditor vary on the way discharged debt is reported, often due to either company policy, misunderstanding of the law, or laziness. The main thing you should look at is that the debt shows not balance, and that no history (30,60,90 days late) show up on the report. If a debt included in the bankruptcy lists a balance or other negative information going forward, or continues to report at all, then it needs to be disputed.See question
Went for annual eye exam March 2017 and was advised I needed cataract surgery and the replacement lens that would be best for me would cost an additional $4,194 in advance for both eyes. I had the surgery on the left eye on 3/28 for close vision w...
I agree that you may want to speak to an attorney about having the records reviewed by an expert to determine if malpractice occurred. As to damages, while malpractice cases with low amounts of damage are not usually feasible due to the amount of money it costs simply to get a case to trial, you don't know what your damages are going to be at this point. If your damages are a couple of thousands of dollars for the new surgery and everything is fine, the case may not be economically feasible. If the surgery does not correct your visions and you have permanent vision lost resulting from the malpractice, the case would be very feasible. I hate to put it in these terms, but a court can only award money in malpractice cases, so feasibility has to be judged on those terms. Either way, it is worth having an attorney look at the case to give you some specific advice.See question
My sister in law had a one night stand out of town and doesn't know the guy's name or any thing and he doesn't know her name. She wants me to adopt the child. But we were trying to figure out how to go about this. Paternity test can't be done if s...
As Mr. Ashman has stated, an experienced adoption attorney can go ahead and be doing some groundwork prior to the birth of the child so that a petition can be filed quickly after the birth and the case handled smoothly. A putative father registry search and correct notice procedures must be followed, but is fairly routine for an experienced attorney.See question
Company started deduct it from my paycheck n then it stopped. Now I received papers tt the mail for another garnishment. It was for a vehicle that I got at a buy here pay here that financed the car. Was unable to pay for it n lost it.
A garnishment requires a judgment. If they have a judgment, it means that they sued you and you either lost in court or did not file an answer and lost by default. While there is a 6 year statute of limitations on written contracts, that is a defense which has to be raised in the written answer to the lawsuit or it is lost. At this point, the only ways to stop the garnishment are to work out a settlement with the creditor, traverse the garnishment on the basis that you make minimum wage or less per week (based on a 30 hour week), or file bankruptcy to get rid of this and all other debts. Car deficiency debts can be large, so you may want to call a bankruptcy attorney.See question
My court date is tomorrow to try and get my ex wife to pay for lawyer fees. I got served based on lies that I can easily prove. However, 4 days before my court date she filed bankruptcy to avoid having to pay my legal fees that I am asking for. ...
The bankruptcy filing may stay the hearing tomorrow, if only because the judge in the divorce case may not be sure whether the bankruptcy stay applies to the pending matter, but that does not mean that you cannot still get an award of attorney's fees eventually. Attorney's fees payable to you in a domestic relations order are not dischargeable in her bankruptcy case. The question is: at what stage is her bankruptcy case today? If it is still open, then you may need to file for relief from the stay to move forward with your hearing. If the bankruptcy case is closed, you can move forward tomorrow. You mentioned that she is discharged. If that means you received an order discharging her debts, her case is concluded and you can move forward tomorrow. If you have a hearing tomorrow, go and talk to your lawyer to make sure you are on the same page.See question
My kids and I are FL residents, their father (my ex, never married) a GA resident. In Jan of 2016 a Fulton county Judicial Officer ordered him to pay child support. He has not made one payment since the order (behind over 9k) and is in contempt. W...
If the children are in Florida, then this is something that needs to be done in the State of Florida. Georgia may have jurisdiction over the father to set child support and find him in contempt of a Georgia order, but it will not have jurisdiction over adoption and custody. Therefore, even if the father wanted to get visitation or custody, he would have to go to Florida to do so. As to whether your uncle could adopt them, that will depend on Florida law.See question
the father isn't wanting anything to do with this baby and my friend has gotten into some trouble and she wants me and my husband to adopt her baby how do i go about doing this with out child protective services invovled i have a friend that said ...
If DFCS is not involved, and all parties (including the biological father) and experienced adoption attorney can walk you through the process and make things go smoothly. But you need an attorney to make sure this is done right and that there is no issue with DFCS.See question
I had a slip & fall while living in Las Vegas. The surgeon recommend the epidural injections. The injections didn't ease the pain but now I'm having sciatic nerve damage from the surgeries. As I did my research I found out that the surgeon that di...
You should really re-post this question to Nevada attorneys, as any claim you have would be against the doctor there. Whether what you have described would be medical malpractice, or some kind of fraud case, would depend on the law of that state and be subject to the Nevada statutes of limitations.See question